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Tax season!

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The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library distributes the 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ forms from the IRS.
Instruction booklets and supplemental forms will not be available for distribution this year, they are available online at or can be requested at 1-800-829-3676 .
Hours for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) at the library are
6-8:30 pm Tuesday, 3-8:30 pm Thursday and 1-4 pm Saturday,
starting Tue., Feb. 3rd and running through April 14th.

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Holiday Ornaments and Collectibles: Display them, treasure them, preserve them

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You may not be a collector–but do you have holiday ornaments and family mementos that you enjoy every year?  Then-guess what-you do have a collection that is worth preserving and displaying well.  Here are some tips: PRESERVING & ORGANIZING  Tips for preserving hand-crafted ornaments: Store in sealable plastic bags and containers NEVER cardboard,  Use confetti/shredded […]

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Six Degrees Challenge

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When a certain theme in a book makes your eyes light up with joy, there’s nothing better than to follow that theme to another book that will expand upon that same concept. One way of doing this is to take the idea of “six degrees of separation” and apply it to books by noting the connections […]